Intern, UK & Europe, Policy (three-month placement commencing January 2020)
Employment type: Full-time, temporary
Access Partnership enables consumer access to technology. To do this, we create the environment that allows governments to adopt technologies effectively and responsibly by analysing global trends for the risks and opportunities they create for technology businesses and users of technology, identifying strategies to mitigate those risks and driving opportunities to our clients’ advantage. Our firm uniquely mixes public policy and engineering competencies to achieve our goals. We have six offices around the world and are growing.
Access Partnerships seeks a recent graduate or someone with initial workplace experience looking to develop their skills in the field of public policy and be part of a fast-growing team. The selected candidate must possess exceptional communication skills, an interest in politics, the policy making process and world affairs. A demonstrable interest in the evolving public policy environment around communications technologies is an advantage.
UK & Europe Team
We support public policy in the UK and Europe on behalf of clients from various sectors, including cybersecurity, privacy, cloud procurement and trade. We engage with key stakeholders to shape legislation and regulation. Our team develops advocacy campaigns and policy strategies to support client interests.
- Gathering and synthesising news reports and legislative developments across a number of markets, with a specific focus on Westminster and Brussels.
- Liaising with stakeholders to organise and facilitate meetings on behalf of clients.
- Supporting an analyst(s) in carrying out research on government policies, regulations and consultations.
- Planning and carrying out Internet-based research to identify policy information from a variety of news sources.
- Carrying out market research on different services in the IT and telecoms sectors, and helping to spot emerging trends.
Desired skills and experience
- Very good oral and written communication skills in English.
- An ability to condense, structure and summarise information into clear and concise elements.
- Interest in world affairs or government policy.
- Good IT skills essential (Microsoft Word and Excel in particular).
- Good knowledge of social media and blogs an advantage.
- Graduate degree in policy, economics, international relations or related disciplines.
£328.40 based on 40 hours per week.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org that tells us why you’re the right person for the job. Please use “Intern PP Winter 2020” as the subject title for your email.
We are looking for someone to start in January 2020, however interviews will start in October and will be carried out on a rolling basis, so early application is recommended. We may appoint before the closing date.
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform those who are not shortlisted or give specific feedback on why. If you have not heard from us by the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
Closing date for applications – Friday 22nd November 2019.